Appreciation From the Community

We discovered Children’s Link fifteen years ago, shortly after taking on the care of our two grandsons with special needs.  The assistance and support we received from the staff was exceptional.  They put us in contact with the resources we needed at that time and have continued to guide us through the years.  The information we received was invaluable and has helped us so much while raising the boys. The Coffee Social group we attend through Children’s Link has also been a great support. The monthly sessions are both enjoyable and informative and the friendships we have developed with others are invaluable.  We so much appreciate the help we have received from Children’s Link!

- Anne and Terry

We used the Children’s Link Society for much more than just their vast knowledge of information, resources and referral points. We were also able to receive help to navigate school meetings, to find options for respite services, and to discover community activities that help keep my little person happy and healthy. At Children’s link Society they go above and beyond what is required because they truly care, which makes being a parent so much easier. We were absolutely taken aback with how thoughtful and thorough the staff was and how much support was given to us! When we are all working together and have supports in the community who truly care it makes the world of difference. 

- Kako

Services and Supports

There are many community resources for people living with special needs, but finding the right fit to meet your needs can be a challenge. Children’s Link maintains a current database of available resources, providing a one-stop site where families and professionals can explore options and connect with the services and supports best suited to their requirements. In addition, we have an experienced and dedicated team of staff who are available to assist you with your search.

Your Story Matters

We are all on a unique life journey. Children’s Link provides a safe and supportive environment for people to share their diverse stories and express their needs. Our staff members actively listen with understanding and compassion and use our knowledge and lived experiences with special needs to provide families and professionals with valuable resource options. Children’s Link is an accepting environment where all are welcome, and everyone matters. Our goals are to link people with resources and services, to build connections and to strengthen community.

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Guiding A Way Forward

The Children’s Link Society is known and valued for offering resources, information, connections and hope to families and professionals in the special needs community. Our database contains more than 1,000 community resources, enabling us to provide people with a comprehensive variety of service and support options. Through one-to-one conversations, support groups, workshops, and online networking opportunities, Children’s Link provides a safe, accepting environment for people to learn, share and connect.

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Upcoming Programs and Events

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  • Community Event ·
Oct. 21
Community Event

Dr. Michael Ungar: Systemic Approaches to Nurturing Resilience in Children, Youth, and Families with Complex Needs

This workshop is an intermediate level workshop for Social Workers, Counsellors, Educators, Addictions, Youth Justice and other human service professionals who work collaboratively to support children, youth and families who present with complex needs. A social ecological approach to service design and delivery will be presented that makes mental health and addictions services strengths-focused and resistance-proof, drawing on the capacity of a client’s friends, family member, teachers and community as potential sources of support. The core principles of the approach, navigation and negotiation, will be discussed in relation to several service design principles that combine clinical work with advocacy and case management to create effective services that clients value.
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Oct. 22
Children's Link Event

Transitioning To Adulthood A Workshop For Parents & Guardians of Youth with Special Needs

Join us for a supportive educational evening where we will have meaningful discussions about PDD, AISH and Guardianship/Trusteeship.
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